multilingual information processing department

Violeta Seretan

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University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Tel: +41 22 379 8683
Office number: M6336
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*** NEWS ***

*** I have recently had the honour of introducing Prof. Ulrich Heid as a plenary speaker at the EUROPHRAS2015 conference of the European Society of Phraseology. Read the introduction here. ***

*** I am a co-editor of the John Benjamins Volume on Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (forthcoming), together with Gloria Corpas Pastor, Ruslan Mitkov, and Johanna Monti. The four of us organised the second edition of the workshop with the same name, which took place in Malaga, Spain, on 1-2 July 2015. ***


Dr Violeta Seretan is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Translation Technology of the University of Geneva. Her current research is in the area of machine translation, with a specific focus on evaluating pre-editing and post-editing strategies for improving the translation of user-generated content. She co-directed the ACCEPT European project (2012–2014), the goal of which was to bring machine translation closer to user communities. She is more generally interested in computational linguistics, information extraction, computational lexicography and translation aids. Previously, she conducted research on text simplification and text summarization at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation of the University of Edinburgh, thanks to a Swiss National Science Foundation grant for advanced researchers. Before that, she worked on rule-based machine translation and multilingual parsing as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Language Technology Laboratory of the University of Geneva. She received her PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Geneva in 2008. Her doctoral research concerned the interrelation between phraseology, parsing and translation, a topic on which she presented and published extensively. Her doctoral work was awarded the University of Geneva Latsis Prize in 2010 and was at the root of a monograph published by Springer.

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I authored a book and about 50 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings in the field of human language technologies.

Recent Talks

I gave invited talks in France, United Kingdom, Greece, Bulgaria, United States, and Switzerland. Recent talks include:

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